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  • Summary: In this harrowing character study, Jacqueline McKenzie portrays Penny, a young woman lost in a dangerous abusive relationship. One day, she sets out with her son, supposedly to bring him to school, but instead their day becomes one extended adventure in the extreme netherworlds of sex, drugs, abuse, and criminal behavior. (Two Boots Pioneer Theater) Expand
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. 60
    McKenzie's mercurial performance is the centerpiece of this sad, surprisingly absorbing story.
  2. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    50
    Like its heroine, Freak Weather is courageous but disorganized; its loopy, screwball tone feels at odds with the gravity of the scenes of chaos and violence it depicts.
  3. 50
    Kuryla has her prole banter down, and moments like McKenzie's desperate dance on her jalopy hood when Turturro locks her out move beyond literary sting into kinetic and sympathetic gutter picaresque.
  4. Director-screenwriter Kuryla displays some talent and an audaciously daring sensibility but ultimately fails to display the assured cinematic style that would make the unsavory proceedings more palatable.
  5. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    40
    Fiction writer and debuting helmer Mary Kuryla is clearly after a Big Statement on abuse and strength of character, but falls short by creating a self-destructive monster in lieu of a sympathetic protagonist.
  6. Reviewed by: Russell Scott Smith
    38
    Mostly, Freak Weather is just pathetic.

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